Care News https://www.careappointments.co.uk Sat, 19 Jan 2019 15:31:27 +0000 en-gb Government drawing up no-deal Brexit food 'substitution' plans for hospitals https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/45827-government-drawing-up-no-deal-brexit-food-substitution-plans-for-hospitals https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/45827-government-drawing-up-no-deal-brexit-food-substitution-plans-for-hospitals Government drawing up no-deal Brexit food 'substitution' plans for hospitals
The Government is drawing up plans to stop food shortages from affecting hospital patients in the event of a no-deal Brexit, according to official documents.Doctors and nurses should also be ordered to provide "messages of continuity and reassurance" to patients in the event the UK crashes out of Europe without…
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England Fri, 21 Dec 2018 19:47:17 +0000
Teenager who murdered newborn son in drink-fuelled rage is jailed for life https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/45826-teenager-who-murdered-newborn-son-in-drink-fuelled-rage-is-jailed-for-life https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/45826-teenager-who-murdered-newborn-son-in-drink-fuelled-rage-is-jailed-for-life Teenager who murdered newborn son in drink-fuelled rage is jailed for life
A teenage father who murdered his "perfect" newborn son in a drink-fuelled rage before eating toast in a state of elation has been sentenced to life imprisonment.Doulton Phillips, 17, bit Reggie on the nose causing a "gaping wound" and violently shook and swung him in a two-hour example of "callous…
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England Fri, 21 Dec 2018 19:37:17 +0000
Convicted paedophile used live streaming website to make child sex videos https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/wales/item/45825-convicted-paedophile-used-live-streaming-website-to-make-child-sex-videos https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/wales/item/45825-convicted-paedophile-used-live-streaming-website-to-make-child-sex-videos Convicted paedophile used live streaming website to make child sex videos
A convicted paedophile has been jailed for eight years after making indecent videos of young girls over a popular live streaming app.Matthew Claridge, 49, tried to bribe girls as young as 10 to supply indecent pictures and videos of themselves, and threatened to make the images of those who relented…
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Wales Fri, 21 Dec 2018 19:33:03 +0000
Ex-care worker cleared of sex attack on dementia patient 10 years after conviction https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/wales/item/45824-ex-care-worker-cleared-of-sex-attack-on-dementia-patient-10-years-after-conviction https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/wales/item/45824-ex-care-worker-cleared-of-sex-attack-on-dementia-patient-10-years-after-conviction Ex-care worker cleared of sex attack on dementia patient 10 years after conviction
A "vulnerable" former carer has been cleared of a sex attack on an elderly dementia patient after more than 10 years spent protesting his innocence.Gareth William Jones was jailed for seven years in July 2008 after being found guilty of sexual activity by a care worker with a person with…
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Wales Fri, 21 Dec 2018 19:22:23 +0000
Two-year-old boy left infertile after surgeons operate on wrong testicle https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/45823-two-year-old-boy-left-infertile-after-surgeons-operate-on-wrong-testicle https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/45823-two-year-old-boy-left-infertile-after-surgeons-operate-on-wrong-testicle Two-year-old boy left infertile after surgeons operate on wrong testicle
A hospital trust has apologised after a two-year-old boy was left infertile after surgeons operated on the wrong testicle.The boy was admitted to Bristol Royal Hospital for Children earlier in the week to treat an undescended testicle.His father told the BBC that surgeons operated on the wrong one by mistake…
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England Fri, 21 Dec 2018 19:14:24 +0000
Free meals among measures announced to support disadvantaged children during holidays https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/45821-free-meals-among-measures-announced-to-support-disadvantaged-children-during-holidays https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/45821-free-meals-among-measures-announced-to-support-disadvantaged-children-during-holidays Free meals among measures announced to support disadvantaged children during holidays
Activities for poorer children during the school holidays are to receive a multimillion-pound funding boost.Thousands more disadvantaged children are set to benefit under the £9 million programme announced by the Department for Education (DfE).Organisations from across England are being invited to bid for a share of the money to deliver…
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England Fri, 21 Dec 2018 11:30:19 +0000
Childline volunteers ready to work round the clock to support young at Christmas https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/45820-childline-volunteers-ready-to-work-round-the-clock-to-support-young-at-christmas https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/45820-childline-volunteers-ready-to-work-round-the-clock-to-support-young-at-christmas Childline volunteers ready to work round the clock to support young at Christmas
Childline volunteers will be working around the clock to ensure struggling young people have someone to talk to over the festive season.Volunteers expect to deliver hundreds of counselling sessions to children who are dealing with issues including abuse, family relationships and mental health problems.During the festive season last year, Childline…
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Scotland Fri, 21 Dec 2018 11:28:16 +0000
Praise for radio host who kept suicidal caller on phone until ambulance arrived https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/45819-praise-for-radio-host-who-kept-suicidal-caller-on-phone-until-ambulance-arrived https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/45819-praise-for-radio-host-who-kept-suicidal-caller-on-phone-until-ambulance-arrived Praise for radio host who kept suicidal caller on phone until ambulance arrived
Radio host Iain Lee has been credited with helping save a man's life after keeping a suicidal caller on the line for 30 minutes until an ambulance arrived.The man, whose name was only given as Chris, called into Lee's talkRadio show on Wednesday and said he had taken an overdose…
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England Fri, 21 Dec 2018 11:24:55 +0000
NHS England allocates £300,000 for 'drunk tanks' over festive period https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/45818-nhs-england-allocates-300-000-for-drunk-tanks-over-festive-period https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/45818-nhs-england-allocates-300-000-for-drunk-tanks-over-festive-period NHS England allocates £300,000 for 'drunk tanks' over festive period
The health service has earmarked £300,000 to fund so-called "drunk tanks" in a bid to ease the pressure on hospitals and emergency services over the festive period.The supervised areas are to give revellers who have had a few too many a safe space where they can be checked over and…
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England Fri, 21 Dec 2018 11:23:36 +0000
Immigration Minister lifts barrier for 260 unaccompanied child refugees https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/45817-immigration-minister-lifts-barrier-for-260-unaccompanied-child-refugees https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/45817-immigration-minister-lifts-barrier-for-260-unaccompanied-child-refugees Immigration Minister lifts barrier for 260 unaccompanied child refugees
Immigration Minister Caroline Nokes has lifted the barrier for 260 child refugees to come to the UK.Ms Nokes made the announcement that she was removing the cut-off date criterion from applications for the most vulnerable unaccompanied children to seek sanctuary in a written ministerial statement.The move means the stalled plan…
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England Fri, 21 Dec 2018 00:45:06 +0000
Cross-party MP's warn Universal Credit reform could be disastrous for disabled people https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/45816-cross-party-mp-s-warn-universal-credit-reform-could-be-disastrous-for-disabled-people https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/45816-cross-party-mp-s-warn-universal-credit-reform-could-be-disastrous-for-disabled-people Cross-party MP's warn Universal Credit reform could be disastrous for disabled people
Universal Credit could have potentially "disastrous" consequences for disabled people, a cross-party group of MPs has warned.The Commons Work and Pensions Committee called on the Government to take urgent action to avoid vulnerable people being forced into "miserable hardship".It accused the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) of making a…
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England Fri, 21 Dec 2018 00:41:37 +0000
Government admits more than 4,500 disabled people wrongly stripped of benefits https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/45815-government-admits-more-than-4-500-disabled-people-wrongly-stripped-of-benefits https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/45815-government-admits-more-than-4-500-disabled-people-wrongly-stripped-of-benefits Government admits more than 4,500 disabled people wrongly stripped of benefits
The Government has admitted that more than 4,500 disabled people were wrongly stripped of benefits despite having "good reasons" for missing assessments.Work and pensions minister Sarah Newton revealed they will now receive back payments after a review by her department.It comes just over a year after a court ruling in…
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England Fri, 21 Dec 2018 00:38:41 +0000
FGM survivor issues warning over festive period 'cutting season' for at-risk girls https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/45814-fgm-survivor-issues-warning-over-festive-period-cutting-season-for-at-risk-girls https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/45814-fgm-survivor-issues-warning-over-festive-period-cutting-season-for-at-risk-girls FGM survivor issues warning over festive period 'cutting season' for at-risk girls
British girls who may be at risk of being taken abroad to undergo female genital mutilation over the Christmas "cutting season" have been urged to ask an adult they trust for help.Campaigner and FGM survivor Leyla Hussein warned that the festive period can be a dangerous time for young girls,…
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England Fri, 21 Dec 2018 00:34:17 +0000
NHS Scotland chief confirms five health boards dropped below expected standards https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/45813-nhs-scotland-chief-confirms-five-health-boards-dropped-below-expected-standards https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/45813-nhs-scotland-chief-confirms-five-health-boards-dropped-below-expected-standards NHS Scotland chief confirms five health boards dropped below expected standards
Over a third of health boards in Scotland need intervention after dropping below expected standards, MSPs have been told.In a letter to the health committee at Holyrood, NHS Scotland chief executive Paul Gray (pictured) said five health boards have been escalated to “Stage 3 or above” on the NHS Board…
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Scotland Fri, 21 Dec 2018 00:29:53 +0000
Member of paedophile group jailed for 15 years for plotting to rape baby boy https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/45812-member-of-paedophile-group-jailed-for-15-years-for-plotting-to-rape-baby-boy https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/45812-member-of-paedophile-group-jailed-for-15-years-for-plotting-to-rape-baby-boy Member of paedophile group jailed for 15 years for plotting to rape baby boy
A man who was part of a gang of paedophiles who raped a baby and young child in abuse that was streamed over the internet has been jailed for 15 years.Matthew Law, 50, is the eighth defendant to be convicted of charges relating to the case - described by a…
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England Fri, 21 Dec 2018 00:21:17 +0000